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Southern Oregon Business Conference 2020

By Codi Spodnik | December 11, 2019

Join us for SOBC 2020 Join us for Southern Oregon Business Conference 2020, where we will share and discuss the region’s new strategy to align our economic ecosystem around 5 initiatives: Business Development Innovation & Entrepreneurship Talent Tourism Placemaking Jeff Marcell, Senior Partner at TIP Strategies will share tell us how we will be:  Stronger […]

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Community Gems: Christmas & Dragons in Jacksonville

By Codi Spodnik | December 11, 2019

Jacksonville has many annual traditions: the Britt Festival, the city-wide yard-sale, the frequent trolley tours, and even the haunted walks leading up to Halloween. However, several spectacular winter events often get overlooked, such as the Victorian Christmas and the Chinese New Year celebrations. During the last weekend of November, Jacksonville puts on a Victorian Christmas […]

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Medford Area Industry Tour: Members Only

By Codi Spodnik | December 11, 2019

Join us as we visit some of the most fascinating businesses in our region. There are so many places that we drive by so often, but have you ever wondered what is going on in there? This tour will begin with a visit to the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. We’ve all had to go through […]

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Unwrapping Holiday Hiring: From Bricks to Clicks

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 11, 2019

Retailers and package delivery companies rely on the holiday season to provide an end-of-year boost in sales that makes operating during the rest of the year worthwhile. Some businesses hire extra workers, often on a temporary basis, to get them through this busy time of year. In 2018, the number of jobs added by “holiday hiring” industries with strong holiday employment patterns was lower than

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Member News: Centerpoint Offers Leadership Development

By Codi Spodnik | December 10, 2019

Guy Perrin, of Centerpoint Leadership Services, specializes in consulting, coaching and counseling to corporations, non-profits, and government agencies. Based in Southern Oregon, they provide on-site and virtual services across the country. Beginning in January, Centerpoint will be offering assessments for those who wish to participate in the upcoming Leadership Development Forum, to be held in […]

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October 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | December 6, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for October 2019. The release date is December 6, 2019. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Link to full report (with many charts!) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic… Continue Reading

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Worker Access to Paid Leave Benefits in the United States

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 6, 2019

In the United States, 76 percent of workers have access to paid sick leave through their employers. The same share has access to paid vacation (76%) and a slightly higher share have paid holidays (78%). This access varies between the public and private sectors. In private industry, 73 percent of workers have access to paid sick leave and four out of five workers have access to paid vacation and

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September 2019 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | December 5, 2019

Good morning. Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for September 2019. The release date is December 5, 2019. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Link to full report (with many charts!) here. Regional… Continue Reading

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Oregon Construction Employment at Record Highs

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 4, 2019

Oregon’s construction industry reached a record high number of jobs in recent months, employing an average of 108,000 during the 12 months ending with October 2019. The industry added jobs steadily and rapidly in recent years, following a prolonged slump in 2009 through 2012, when employment remained near 70,000 for several years after the last recession.

Looking back 30 years, clearly the

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Happy Holidays from your SOREDI team!

By SOREDI | November 29, 2019
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